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Exhibiting Outsider Art since 1995

What's Grassroots art?

Grassroots art is created by self-taught individuals, usually during their retirement years. Often driven by a vision, they work for many years creating an environment which is meant to be viewed as a whole.  Many times the artist is inspired by seemingly useless recycled items. These environments are difficult to preserve and often deteriorate or are dismantled when the artist dies.


The art center chosen by Roadside America!

5 smiley faces - Their Top award for sites recommended to travelers. 

Mission Statement

The Grassroots Art Center educates, exhibits, documents and preserves grassroots, outsider art environments and folk art in the Midwest.  501(c)(3) not-for-profit

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